Hey manager Mommie Dearest…Could your mentoring do more harm than good?
I am a fan of mentorships. I like to mentor people. And, if I am trying to develop my employees, I always recommend they pick a mentor besides me, since in theory I mentor them every day. Mentoring can be an easy way to develop a variety of skills for a variety of reasons.
But when asked, why do I suggest employees pick mentors? Why do employees want mentors? Conversely, why do I choose to mentor employees? Why do I presume that mentoring works or is even necessary? Do